Books by Kwasi Kwarteng

THATCHER'S TRIAL by Kwasi Kwarteng
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Readers on this side of the pond who are puzzled by the impassioned esteem and disdain in which Thatcher is held in Britain will find much of value in this short but illuminating study."
Britain's storied Iron Lady comes in for a largely positive but not uncritical reassessment from a Conservative Member of Parliament. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 13, 2014

"Should we return to the gold standard? Has oil taken the place of gold on the world economic stage? Who will be the next big power? Kwarteng does not provide all the answers, but he does give a solid overview of the possibilities."
In Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World (2012), conservative Parliament member Kwarteng delivered an impressive chronicle of the long-term effects of British colonial rule. This book, about the economics of war and the use and abuse of the gold standard, is a bit less readable, but still informative, for those not well-versed in economic theory. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Kwarteng effectively illustrates the effects of empire in a forceful and thorough book that holds important lessons for today's leaders—in particular that the cost of invading and occupying a country always exceeds expectations."
Perhaps the sun has not quite set on the British Empire. Read full book review >